No light pollution here, dark as ink. Funny that's the biggest complaint from city visitors. "It's too damn dark and quiet." We love it but it creeps
I agree with intrptr
Believe me, when they want you to see them, you will.
The UFO/lights we saw over our house could've easily been seen no matter how many lights we had on. TBH, the surrounding darkness wasn't something I
considered when, like an idiot, I flashed them with my high powered flashlight.
Just a goof, this was before laser pointers. I wasn't trying to blind anyone or piss them off, just wanted them to know we were watching. My light
gave away our exact location. What started off as small lights in the nearby sky ended up over our house in seconds. If that wasn't bad enough the
lights changed in size/color, got a lot bigger, went from white to amber, once overhead.
There was no mistaking them for an iridium flare/satellite, Chinese lanterns, swamp gas, plane...whatever. That scared me, I never thought I'd get a
response, not like that anyway. I always thought it was military and they were either laughing/messing with us or were mad as hell because I flashed
It felt threatening, I didn't like being singled out/targeted but I asked for it. Either way I grabbed the kids, got out of dodge. I can still feel
the adrenaline/fright running through me as I got my youngest out of bed, made for the front door. I kept waiting for our front windows to fill with
blinding light. My teenage son witnessed the whole thing with me, afterwards he said he was expecting a flood of lights too.
I've been caught under spotlights from both a police helicopter/cruiser back when we lived in Gary. It's absolute white out blindness. BTW I wasn't a
criminal and I didn't flash them with my handy flashlight. They were looking for an armed suspect and we were delivering newspapers at 3 am. I
couldn't see a damn thing/froze. They apologized, we gave them a free paper. Probably all they wanted in the first place. No I didn't want to get
caught in anyone's floods.
Imo flashers of UFO lights are a bunch @$$holes. Now if I see anything I keep my flashlight to myself, flash them the finger instead. They can keep on
keeping on for all I care and they better stay away from me. If they back me into a corner again, with no explanation, the only flash they're going to
see is the one from my gun.